MALVERN, Pa. — One tournament appearance. One tournament win for the Mountaineers.
It was a good start for the Appalachian State men’s golf team in its first tournament of the fall season, as the Mountaineers claimed the team victory at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational.
The three-day event, played at the par-71 White Manor Country Club, saw the Mountaineers (+12) lead from start to finish, finishing atop the team standings by eight strokes over Delaware (+20). App State put together rounds of 285, 285 and 294 for a three-day total of 864.
Junior Tripp Summerlin and senior Chance Watson finished in a three-way tie for individual medalist honors with Georgetown’s Patrick DiPasquale. All three were 2-over for the tourney. Summerlin had rounds of 71, 70 and 74, while Watson was consistent all weekend, carding rounds of 72, 71 and 72. Watson led the entire field with two eagles.
“The guys played really well this weekend, and I’m proud of Tripp and Chance for tying for medalist,” head coach Bo Redman said. “It was a wet, tough golf course, but a great golf course. Villanova ran a very good event.”
Alex Burris (+7 220) and Logan McNeely (+7 220) tied for 15th in the final standings with teammate Jack Brea, who was competing as an individual. Candler Rice (+18 221) rounded out the Mountaineers’ representation in a tie for 20th.
This is the Mountaineers’ second team tournament victory in as many years. They won the Patriot Intercollegiate at George Mason last fall.
Redman’s squad will be back in action for the Oct. 7-9 Musgrove Mill Intercollegiate, hosted by Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C.
Final Team Standings